Cumberland County Cemeteries
NEWTON CEMETERY (Yadkin Road, Rocky Mount or Hill Church); Seventy-First Township, 1884-1912. Located on a wooded ridge approximately 3,960' east of Stewart's Creek (340'contour), on the immediate north side of Yadkin Road, south of the 82nd Airborne Division cantonmen3. The cemetery is surrounded by two strands of barbed wire encompassing an area approximately 50' x 50'. There are at least 30 graves, 14 of which have stones with inscriptions. The earliest marked grave is that of Enoch Elijah Newton who died in the Civil War in 1863 and whose grave is marked with a VA headstone placed by his descendants during the 1960s (Kern pers. comm. 1995). There is also a grave for Three Unknown US Soldiers marked by the U.S. Government at an unknown date prior to 1970 and replaced due to vandalism in 1993 (Kern pers. comm. 1995). These soldiers were identified by a descendant of George Newton, at whose home they were hospitalized, as Pvt. Thomas J. Malugean, Mortimer Mumford and Lt. John R. Fathera (Newton n.d. in a letter on file at Ft. Bragg DPWE). The earliest original headstone is that of an infant son of H.D. & L.A. Mints who died Sept. 9, 1884. The latest marked interment is that of Charity Winsbury (1842-1912). Several of the graves are marked by plain fieldstones (sandstone) without inscription. The headstones face to the west with the footstones usually facing east. The cemetery is named for the Newton family because of the large marker placed by their descendants, memorializing that family.
1 Rough gray granite marker with a flat arch top and smoothed face with polished band on outside edge. The monument was erected by a Mr. Williams of South Carolina sometime in the 1960s (Kern pers. comm. 1995). GEORGE NEWTON ANNA ROGERS APR. 20, 1808 APR. 4, 1808 APR. 15, 1895 JUNE 12, 1896 SON OF DAUGHTER OF ISSAC NEWTON REUBEN ROGERS AND 1761 - ELIZABETH ALDERMAN AND GRAND SON OF CHRISTINE ALDERMAN GEORGE NEWTON 1773-1861 AND GRAND DAUGHTER OF NANCY ANN MOORE JOHN ALDERMAN 1742-1822 AND MARY CASHWELL GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER OF DANIEL ALDERMAN 1711-1785 AND ABIGAIL HARRIS 1720 - GREAT GREAT GRAND DAU OF THOMAS ALDERMAN JR. 1683-1715 AND MARY SEAGRAVE 2 White marble VA marker with flat arch top and Federal shield placed in 1993 to replace a vandalized U.S. Government marker. The epitaph is within the shield, the date below it and the grave number (4) is on the back. THREE UNKNOWN (arched) U.S. SOLDIERS 1865 4 3 Flat, rectangular gray granite VA marker with Christian cross near the top, center. Probably placed by descendents in the 60s (Kern pers. comm. 1995) ENOCH ELIJAH NEWTON CO K 38 NC INF CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY APR 2 1841 MAY 3 1863 4 Badly broken white marble marker with a flat arch top. The marker lies on its back in 21 pieces. Most of the epitaph is now illegible due to the breakage. In memory of HENRIETTA wife of W.C. Dicks Born Aug 28, 1861 Died April 16, 1901 5 White marble marker and same-size, matching foot stone both with a round top. The headstone lies on its back in 6 pieces while the footstone lies forward from its base in 5 pieces. The footstone initial and the "9" in 39 yrs are illegible due to the breakage. LUCY A. (arched) Wife of H. D. MINTS Born Aug 19, 1846 Aged 39yrs 9mo 5dys Tread softly stranger in here is my precious jewel. 6 Broken bottom half of a white marble marker set on a single low beveled base. The epitaph is barely legible due to heavy weathering. The broken footstone has a flat top and has its four pieces carefully balanced in place. As a wife, devoted; As a mother, affectionate; As a friend, ever kind and loving. 7 White marble marker with a flat arch top. Most of the epitaph is now illegible as it lies on its back in seventeen pieces. Infant (arched) Son of H.D. & L.A. MINTS Died Sept 9th 1884 8 Small square white marble post surmounted by a lamb resting beside a tree stump set on a single low beveled base of white Georgia Marble. The lamb's head has been broken off. WILLIS ARTHUR CONNOR Apr. 3, 1899 Nov. 19, 1906 ----- He died as he lived a christian. 9 Small (footstone-like) white marble marker with a flat top. The marker lies face up on the surface in two pieces with the "85 yrs" being illegible due to breakage. The footstone has a flat top and faces east. JOHN LOVITT J.L. Died Feb 19, 1899 Aged (85 yrs) note: 85 yrs is now missing, but was recorded during original survey (Holmes n.d.) 10 Small (footstone-like) white marble marker with a flat top, and broken, flat topped footstone without inscription. ELIZA wife of John LOVITT Died Oct. 12, 1906 Aged 85 yrs 11 Small (footstone-like) white marble marker with a flat top and broken, flat topped footstone. DUNCAN JA___ Duncan J. DURDEN D.J.D. DURDEN Pvt Co I 51st NC Inf Regt Died Feb 20, 1910 1830 - 1910 ------ My trust is in God. 12 White marble marker identified on the original survey, now missing (Harris & Holmes n.d.). A flat topped footstone still remains. A loose, broken (2 pieces) white marble footstone with a flat top is found on the surface in the headstone area. CHARITY C.W. wife of E. F. WINSBURY Died Oct. 9, 1912 Aged 70 yrs 13 Irregular oval shaped fieldstone (sandstone) marker sunken into the ground surface with initials on top surface of rock. The initials are carved in by hand. M.M.W. 14-42 Markers are illegible
White marble marker identified on the original survey, now missing (Harris & Holmes n.d.). William B. DUNN Nov 7, 1890 Feb 17, 1912
Manchester Township, 1886-1941. Located in a cleared area approximately 325' to the west of a tributary of Carvers Creek (250' contour), on the immedate north side of McCloskey Road about 650' east of McArthur Road. The cemetery is surrounded by an 8' high, 27'x 53' chain-link fence with chain and padlock. There are five marked graves. The earliest is for Penny Taylor (1816-1886) while the most recent is that of Sandy McKay (1874-1941). All of the low rectangular stones face to the west. The one upright marker has the family name on the east side. There are no footstones. 1 Gray granite, flat topped, rectangular shaped marker. This marker sits approximately 18" high and is rough with the exception of a smoothed top. J. W. HARRIS 1875 - 1939 2 Gray granite, slightly beveled top, rectangular shaped marker. This marker sits approximately a foot high and is rough with the exception of a smoothed top. Cathron HOWELL 1841 - 1910 3 Gray granite, slightly beveled top, rectangular shaped marker. This marker sits approximately a foot high and is rough with the exception of a smoothed top. Penny TAYLOR 1816 - 1886 4 Rough gray granite marker set on a single flat base. The polished face is decorated in the lower corners with a floral motif and the family name in the middle. McKAY 5 Rectangular gray granite marker set flush with the ground at the northeast corner of the McKAY marker. Sandy McKay 1874 - 1941
The authors are compiling genealogical data on the individuals found in these cemeteries. Please contact Beverly Boyko to contribute information.